Congratulations to Hannah, Charlotte and Colm, who all achieved their 1st Dan on Saturday 26th November at the grading in Enfield. The grading was particularly tough, lasting over five hours and consisting of tests in kihon (basics), kata, ippon and jiyu ippon kumite (set sparring) and jiyu kumite (free sparring), and all three did exceptionally well to pass. There was also a written examination prior to the grading, in which they all obtained excellent marks.
UPDATE - The three were presented with their belts by Sensei Margaret at Thursday's training session. Here are some pictures.